A rule that would have forced half of a million healthcare workers in the state of New York to be vaccinated for seasonal and swine influenzas was suspended on October 22 following a series of protests, lawsuits, a restraining order, and an alleged shortage of supplies.
Public health officials in Florida are silently drawing up guidelines that call for “rationed” medical care, admission denials, and even withdrawing essential care from certain patients in the event of a serious spread of influenza, documents show.
A Cure Worse Than the Disease: Obama Care Won’t Cut Costs, But May Cut Quality is the title of an October 22 report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The report spots several flaws in the Senate Finance Committee’s version of healthcare reform legislation.
A justice for the New York Supreme Court in Albany issued a temporary reprieve late last week from mandatory H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccinations for healthcare workers, pending the result of a follow up hearing on October 30.